When you visit your dentist, he will check your mouth for anything unusual, including signs of cancer. In this video, you’ll learn what symptoms to check while you're at home.
Mouth Cancers usually form on the lumps on the cheeks or soft palate. These lumps are painless, though they may sometimes bleed. Cancerous lumps may appear red or white and will grow over time; mouth cancer may eventually spread to other parts of the body. Tobacco is by far the number-one cause of mouth cancer.
At The Smile Design Center in Baltimore, we always check for signs of disease when cleaning our patients’ teeth or performing dental procedures. We also use Vizilite Plus to check for any signs of cancer. Mouth cancer is very treatable, but early detection is important. To schedule an appointment in our office, call (443) 275-9821.